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Władysław Kędra
Władysław Kędra (16 September 1918 – 26 September 1968) was a Polish pianist. Kędra was born in Łódź. He made his debut in 1933, performing Haydn's 11th Concerto and Camille Saint-Saëns's Rapsodie d'Auvergne. He graduated from the Łódź
Łódź
Conservatory in 1937. He took part in the 3rd International Chopin Piano Competition, attracting juror Magda Tagliaferro's attention. He finished his studies in Paris. During World War II
World War II
he secretly performed banned Polish music in Warsaw. The precarious circumstances affected Kędra's hands, but he overcame this. Settling back in Łódź
Łódź
after the German capitulation, he took part in the 1946 Concours de Geneve and the 4th Chopin Piano Competition, where he was awarded a 5th prize, which launched his concert career. In 1957 he settled in Vienna
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Poland
Coordinates: 52°N 20°E / 52°N 20°E / 52; 20 Republic
Republic
of Poland Rzeczpospolita
Rzeczpospolita
Polska  (Polish)FlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Mazurek Dąbro
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Warsaw
From top, left to right: Warsaw
Warsaw
Skyline Royal Baths Park Royal Route Staszic Palace
Staszic Palace
and Copernicus Monument Warsaw
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
is a project that aims to create an open data music database that is similar to the freedb project. MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the Compact Disc Database (CDDB), a database for software applications to look up audio CD (compact disc) information on the Internet. MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata (this is information about the performers, artists, songwriters, etc.) storehouse to become a structured open online database for music.[5][6] MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
captures information about artists, their recorded works, and the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track titles, and the length of each track. These entries are maintained by volunteer editors who follow community written style guidelines
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Bibliothèque Nationale De France
The Bibliothèque nationale de France
France
(BnF, English: National Library of France"; French: [bi.bli.jɔ.tɛk na.sjɔ.nal də fʁɑ̃s]) is the national library of France, located in Paris. It is the national repository of all that is published in France
France
and also holds extensive historical collections.Contents1 History 2 New buildings 3 Mission 4 Manuscript
Manuscript
collection 5 Digital library 6 List of directors6.1 1369–1792 6.2 1792–present7 In popular culture 8 See also 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External linksHistory[edit]See also: History of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (fr)The National Library of France
France
traces its origin to the royal library founded at the Louvre Palace
Louvre Palace
by Charles V in 1368
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International Standard Name Identifier
The International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) is an identifier for uniquely identifying the public identities of contributors to media content such as books, television programmes, and newspaper articles. Such an identifier consists of 16 digits. It can optionally be displayed as divided into four blocks. It was developed under the auspices of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as Draft International Standard 27729; the valid standard was published on 15 March 2012
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Vienna
Vienna
Vienna
(/viˈɛnə/ ( listen);[9][10] German: Wien, pronounced [viːn] ( listen)) is the capital and largest city of Austria
Austria
and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna
Vienna
is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.8 million[1] (2.6 million within the metropolitan area,[4] nearly one third of Austria's population), and its cultural, economic, and political centre. It is the 7th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union
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Geneva International Music Competition
The Geneva International Music Competition (Concours international d'exécution musicale de Genève) is a music competitions held in Geneva, founded in 1939 (the first international competition) in the Geneva Conservatory for a wide variety of instruments, voice, conducting, and chamber music.[1] 1st prize winners[edit] Year Discipline Prizewinners Country Prize [2]2016 Quartet Vision String Quartet  Germany 2015 Composition Shoichi Yabuta  Japan 2014 Piano Ji-Yeong Mun  South Korea 2013 Composition Kwang Ho Cho  South Korea 2012 Piano Lorenzo Soulès  France 2011 Composition Artur Akshelyan  Armenia 2011 Quartet Armida Quartet  Germany (ex aequo) 2011 Quartet Hermès Quartet  France (ex aequo) 2010 Piano Mami Hagiwara  Japan 2009 Voice Pasztircsák Polina  Hungary 2008 Cello István Várdai  Hungary 2005 Viola Ryszard Groblewski  Poland 2002 Percussion Aiyun Huang  Canada 2002 Piano Sergey Koudriakov  Russia
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World War II
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Łódź
Łódź
Łódź
(/wuːtʃ/ WOOTCH, /lɒdz/ LODZ;[1] Polish: [wutɕ] ( listen); Yiddish: לאדזש‎, Lodzh; also written as Lodz)[2] is the third-largest city in Poland and a former industrial centre. Located in the central part of the country, it has a population of 693,797 (2017).[3] It is the capital of Łódź
Łódź
Voivodeship, and is approximately 135 kilometres (84 mi) south-west of Warsaw. The city's coat of arms is an example of canting, as it depicts a boat (łódź), which alludes to the city's name. Łódź
Łódź
was once a small settlement that first appeared in written records in around 1332. In the early 15th century it was granted city rights, but remained a rather small and insubstantial town
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Paris
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. Paris
Paris
(French pronunciation: ​[paʁi] ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city in France, with an administrative-limits area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles) and an official population of 2,206,488 (2015).[5] The city is a commune and department, and the heart of the 12,012-square-kilometre (4,638-square-mile) Île-de-
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Camille Saint-Saëns
Charles- Camille Saint-Saëns
Camille Saint-Saëns
(French: [ʃaʁl kamij sɛ̃sɑ̃s];[n 1] 9 October 1835 – 16 December 1921) was a French composer, organist, conductor and pianist of the Romantic era. His best-known works include Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (1863), the Second Piano Concerto (1868), the First Cello Concerto (1872), Danse macabre (1874), the opera Samson and Delilah (1877), the Third Violin Concerto (1880), the Third ("Organ") Symphony (1886) and The Carnival of the Animals
The Carnival of the Animals
(1886). Saint-Saëns was a musical prodigy, making his concert debut at the age of ten. After studying at the Paris Conservatoire
Paris Conservatoire
he followed a conventional career as a church organist, first at Saint-Merri, Paris and, from 1858, La Madeleine, the official church of the French Empire
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Keyboard Concerto No. 11 (Haydn)
Joseph Haydn's Keyboard Concerto No. 11 in D major (Hob. XVIII/11) was written between 1780 and 1783, and published in 1784.[1] It was originally composed for harpsichord or fortepiano and scored for an orchestra in a relatively undeveloped galant style evident in his early works, and has a lively Hungarian Rondo finale. On the other hand, being a somewhat later composition, it also shows more similarities to Mozart's piano concertos than do Haydn's other keyboard concertos. Haydn and Mozart had probably become acquainted by 1784, which may explain the Mozartian influences that are discernible in the work.[1] It consists of three movements:Vivace Un poco adagio Rondo all'UngareseThe first and second movements contain cadenzas. The original cadenzas, written by Haydn himself, have survived. References[edit]^ a b Roeder, Michael Thomas (1994). A History of the Concerto. Hal Leonard. p. 170
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Joseph Haydn
(Franz) Joseph Haydn[n 1] (/ˈhaɪdən/; German: [ˈjoːzɛf ˈhaɪdən] ( listen); 31 March[n 2] 1732 – 31 May 1809) was an Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio[2] and his contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet".[3] Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy
Esterházy
family at their remote estate
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Magda Tagliaferro
Magdalena Maria Yvonne Tagliaferro (19 January 1893 – 9 September 1986) was a Brazilian-born pianist of French parents. Magdalena Tagliaferro was born in Petrópolis, Brazil. Her father, who had studied piano with Raoul Pugno in Paris, was a voice and piano professor in São Paulo Conservatory. He was her first teacher.[1] The cellist Pablo Casals heard Tagliaferro play in São Paulo when she was eleven, and he encouraged her to study at the Conservatoire de Paris.[2] She went to Paris with her parents. Her father arranged for her to play for Pugno, who was impressed and recommended her to Antonin Marmontel at the Conservatoire. She entered the Conservatoire in 1906 in Marmontel's class and was awarded the Premier Prix (the highest examination award for performance) in 1907
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